April 1, 2022
Since 2000, health costs have almost quadrupled—but health outcomes have barely improved. The U.S. system continues to deliver more and more care. But it’s not always the right care. Research suggests that almost 30 percent of all health care in the United States is unnecessary or wasteful. And this low-value care is costing American consumers. Studies have found that the United States wastes up to $340 billion per year on unnecessary treatments.